Dying to Devour

For the past four weeks, I’ve been working part time at a bookstore (and no I’m not going to tell you which one or where). It has been a HUGE struggle to not buy every book I see, but there are a few that I have to have. I mean, there is no way I could leave these books on the shelf, all alone to gather dust. So, which book do I keep eying?

How about a few hints?

Hint #1: He’s my favorite author.

No? You don’t know who my favorite author is? Shame, shame. Here’s another hint (not sure how this one will help, but here it goes):

Hint #2: The clown from one of his books scarred me for life.

Come on. I know you know this. I’ll give you one last hint:

Hint #3: He wrote a book that is currently a TV series.

Hint #3.5: It’s got this town that’s completely cut off by this dome-like thing…

Please tell me you guessed Stephen King?! His latest book, Revival, stares at me while I work. From what I’ve read, THIS is the book that brings back the scary as hell Stephen King writing I know and love. This is the stuff that kept me up late at night, afraid of the dark at age 16. Yes. This is the book I’m dying to devour!

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In a small New England town, over half a century ago, a shadow falls over a small boy playing with his toy soldiers. Jamie Morton looks up to see a striking man, the new minister. Charles Jacobs, along with his beautiful wife, will transform the local church. The men and boys are all a bit in love with Mrs. Jacobs; the women and girls feel the same about Reverend Jacobs — including Jamie’s mother and beloved sister, Claire. With Jamie, the Reverend shares a deeper bond based on a secret obsession. When tragedy strikes the Jacobs family, this charismatic preacher curses God, mocks all religious belief, and is banished from the shocked town.

Jamie has demons of his own. Wed to his guitar from the age of thirteen, he plays in bands across the country, living the nomadic lifestyle of bar-band rock and roll while fleeing from his family’s horrific loss. In his mid-thirties — addicted to heroin, stranded, desperate — Jamie meets Charles Jacobs again, with profound consequences for both men. Their bond becomes a pact beyond even the Devil’s devising, and Jamie discovers that revival has many meanings.

 

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Posted on December 3, 2014, in Dying to Devour, Stephen King and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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